Gum Disease Treatment Webster, TX

Restore the Health of Your Smile with Gum Disease Treatment

There are thousands of bacteria that exist naturally in our mouths. Most of these bacteria are harmless, but when harmful bacteria are allowed to sit on your teeth and gums they can begin to attack the integrity of your smile. The result of this attack is gum disease, and without treatment, it can quickly lead to decay, tooth loss and even systemic conditions affecting other areas of the body. From its earliest stages to the most advanced, we offer solutions to get your oral health back on track with gum disease treatment options such as minimally invasive laser treatment, scaling and root planning and osseous surgery. Through treatment, we can help you maintain optimal oral and overall health.

Our Gum Disease Treatment Options

LANAP® Laser Therapy

LANAP laser gum disease treatment is an FDA-cleared, virtually pain-free treatment solution that uses a gentle, effective dental laser to quickly eradicate harmful bacteria from beneath the gum line while leaving surrounding healthy tissues intact. There are no incisions, sutures or stitches with LANAP therapy.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is an effective gum disease treatment option for the earliest stages of gum disease. This non-invasive treatment is similar to a deep cleaning and is safe and effective for removing bacteria on the tooth and just beneath the gum line.

Osseous Surgery

Osseous surgery is a proven, reliable gum disease treatment option that restores the gums to a more natural state. This treatment is reserved for those with advanced stages of gum disease and very deep periodontal pockets. Osseous surgery involves gently cutting back gum tissue surrounding areas of infection and cleaning out harmful bacteria surrounding the teeth and below the gum line.

dental patient getting a checkup

Periodontal Maintenance

Following gum disease treatment, you will need to maintain your oral health with routine appointments and periodontal maintenance. These appointments take place of your regular cleanings, and are scheduled every few months, though it may vary depending on the patient and our recommendation. During these appointments, we will check your teeth for any  signs of reinfection, and thoroughly clean the teeth and gums to keep gum disease at bay. However, we encourage our patients to alternate their maintenance between general dentist and specialists for overall health and perio.

Speak with our periodontist to find out which gum disease treatment option is right for you.